Fall 2012 Anime Top 5 Ending Themes

Now is the time for the Top 5 Ending Theme of Fall 2012, for us to see some of the best endings of this incredible season and to judge which one blew us away the most. While the top 5 endings may not be as prestigious as the top 5 opening themes, there are still some good heavyweights that put up a good fight to make it into this top 5 of the Fall 2012 season.

Number 5: Project-K – Tsumetai Heya, Hitori by Mikako Komatsu

While K‘s ending only has still shots with some pretty animations in them, the ending still manages to captivate me every time, giving us an excessively artsy feeling. The ending song is absolutely lovely, and the melody gives us such a soothing experience that lets us enjoy the artwork even better. It just helps even more that the still shots consists of naked Neko throughout the whole ending. At the 50-second mark the song catches on, and it really feels like the show I am watching is a complete masterpiece. It’s really unfortunate that the art and music in K were so much better than the actual show…

Because of how awesome the art and music were and because of how artistic this piece of work looked like, K‘s ending theme climbed to the 5th spot of the Fall 2012 Anime Top 5 Ending Themes.

 

Number 4: Code Breaker – Shiroi Karasu by Kenichi Suzumura.

I watched Code Breaker: the show was ok at best, but the ending theme really made it worth it to watch the first 20 minutes of the show. The animation at the very beginning when the protagonist is on top of a building and the bird fly by is so well made that you could believe yourself to be watching a live action film if it were not for the obvious anime character in the middle. Furthermore, the effect of the 3D text over the character of the show really gave a cool vibe to the ending.

While the song itself is not as catchy as some other endings, the animation really made it possible for this show to reach the top 4 spot of our top 5.

 

 

Number 3: Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Koi no Wana by Haruka Yamazaki

You know what beats an awesome ending with some animation and cool animated letters? A completely animated ending with its own dance that goes with the ending song! I haven’t watched this new season of Hayate no Gotoku, but the show’s ending is one of the best of the season: the ending is entirely animated, the dance is in-sync with the music and the effects are extremely beautiful. The song itself is really great and catchy and the dance which accompanied it just helps to make you enthusiastic about the song. Now every time you will hear the song you will have the dance in head, you are welcomed.

Because of the completely animated ending and the dancing, this show deserves it’s spot as the 3rd best ending theme of the Fall 2012 anime season. Which means that the second and first spot are even better than this… Are we still talking about endings?

 

Number 2 : Psycho-pass – Namae no nai Kaibutsu by EGOIST

Now you might ask yourself, what the hell can beat a dancing moe girl for an ending? Well, Psycho-Pass is a prime example of what happens when you put over-awesomeness into an ending theme.  There is no dancing girl, the ending is simply showing empty rooms and unused equipment, but the ending fits so well with the overall feeling of the show; it’s unbelievable. The overlay of the characters on those creepy yet captivating sceneries gives such a great impression on my imagination. What’s more, the song by EGOIST is simply breathtaking and the effects and the flashes only accentuate the creepy vibe, which only helps to relate the ending to the rest of the show. It is one of those ending songs that are good enough to have been used for an opening, and it’s surprising to see this much quality in an ending.

In a normal world, this ending would have easily taken the first spot on this list, but this time around there was one ending to conquer them all, so Psycho-Pass finished second in this Top 5. Somehow, it seems like Psycho-Pass is doomed to be second forever…

 

Number 1: Shinsekai Yori  – Wareta Ringo by Risa Taneda

 Here it is; I guess it is no surprise for anyone who has watched this ending at least once. Shinsekai Yori‘s ending is by far the best ending this season, if not one of the best endings of the year. Just look at it for a second: it is fully animated, and the art style might seem weird at first to some, but that art style is really what defines and makes Shinsekai Yori so special. Then you have that god-absolutely-divine song which accompanies it, a song which is bound to stay in your head forever and ever without ever coming out. EVER.

Just look at this ending: the animation is a story which tells into visuals what the music is telling us in words…or is it the other way around? The song explaining us the story of the visuals? It is difficult to tell, but it is not like it matters anyways, because overall everything is awesome. Shinsekai Yori might have its ending win the top spot only because it had no opening theme, but it sure wins this top 5 with splendid colours. There is not one ending who comes close to this one, and Wareta Ringo’s single is definitely in my list of best anime songs of all time. A big cheer to this season’s winner!

While the endings are always a little less impressive than the openings, this season still had 3 or 4 endings that were so good that they put some openings to shame; and they are all available here for you to enjoy. I hope you liked this top 5, and you can look forward to the Winter 2012 Anime Top 5 Opening Themes in a couple weeks!

 

Honourable mention

There was another ending which made it close to the top 5, but unfortunately was simply one step away from making it. It was still great enough that it merits a mention in this top 5, and here it is.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – INSIDE IDENTITY by Maaya Uchida & al.

There are many still shots in this ending, and many generic ideas that are used in every single ending, however this can’t hide the absolutely great animation and the flashes of original animation used for this ending theme. The song matches the images perfectly, there’s a bunch of pretty colours, and it doesn’t feel dead. As an opening, it might not have made the cut with its many still shots, but as an ending, it fits perfectly and definitely has the merit to be an honourable mention in this top 5.

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